Pro-Abortion Group Endorses Obama Nominee Timothy Black for Federal Judge
by Steven Ertelt
February 26, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The pro-abortion group NARAL has endorsed a nominee President Barack Obama put forward for a federal judgeship in Ohio. Obama has selected Timothy Black, a magistrate judge in the Southern District of Ohio since 2004, for the District Court Bench for the Southern District of Ohio.
Black previously sat as a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge for 10 years and practiced as a civil litigator for 10 years before that.
Despite his record as a lawyer and judge, Black is a strong abortion advocate whose position earned him an endorsement from the prominent abortion advocacy organization.
"Today, we need your support of Timothy Black for a federal judgeship. Federal judges have the power to rule on cases related to the constitutional right to privacy, including the right to choose [abortion]," NARAL president Nancy Keenan told her members in an email this week that LifeNews.com obtained.
"Judge Black has bipartisan support from both his home-state senators. He has demonstrated his respect for the right to privacy and a woman’s right to choose in various cases relating to Planned Parenthood of Cincinnati," Keenan said.
President Barack Obama has a long record already of appointing abortion advocates to key court positions.
He named appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court nominee. Sotomayor agreed that the courts should make policy, such as the Roe v. Wade case. Sotomayor was later opposed by pro-life groups and supported by pro-abortion groups and those who know her say she will support abortion on the high court.
Obama’s first judicial appointment was for pro-abortion federal Judge David Hamilton to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
And the Senate Judiciary Committee approved another pro-abortion Obama judicial pick, Louis Butler.
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